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Old 02-08-2013, 06:10 AM   #1120
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Nicky gives a somewhat scathing review of the Sepang test:

Originally Posted by Nicky Hayden
We have the same bike as last year; only the graphics have changed. We have tried nearly everything with this bike. We still have some ideas for the electronics, but we already know everything there is to know about the rest of the bike. We have problems with chattering, traction and rideability. We need to broaden our outlook and consider radical changes, not just small steps.

Originally Posted by Nicky Hayden
We tried to be optimistic, but that's not enough. At the very least we gathered some good data, and now we have plenty of work waiting for us. But I don't think we will have any particular new parts for the next test, also because it's only two weeks away. We need help from the factory, because just making setup changes isn't enough.

Nicky doesn't have much to lose at this point.
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